Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tetex (MDKSA-2007:109)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Buffer overflow in the gdImageStringFTEx function in gdft.c in the GD
Graphics Library 2.0.33 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a
denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary
code via a crafted string with a JIS encoded font.

Tetex 3.x uses an embedded copy of the gd source and may also be
affected by this issue (CVE-2007-0455).

A buffer overflow in the open_sty function for makeindex in Tetex
could allow user-assisted remote attackers to overwrite files and
possibly execute arbitrary code via a long filename (CVE-2007-0650).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25311 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-109.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0455

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